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  • Hi, I’d like to remove the author and date from one post only to be used as the welcome post. How can this be done?
    Also how can I change the colour of the title of that one post?


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  • You can test on the post title for any of the above requests within your templates. Examples:


    <?php if( get_the_title() != "Welcome" ) : ?>
    Posted by <?php the_author(); ?> on <?php the_date(); ?>
    <?php endif; ?>

    Note the use of != in the if() which is PHP for ‘does not equal.’

    CSS class assignment

    <?php $title_class = ( get_the_title() == "Welcome" ) ? 'welcome-title' : 'post-title'; ?>
    <h2 class="<?php echo $title_class; ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></h2>

    This one is a bit more complicated. We’re using what’s called a ternary operator to choose between two values for $title_class. The operator evaluates the expression in the parentheses:

    ( get_the_title() == "Welcome" )

    If true, $title_class will be set to ‘welcome-title’; if false, ‘post-title’. Then we output $title_class as the value for the h2 class attribute using the PHP echo command:

    <?php echo $title_class; ?>

    Thanks for the reply, but where does the code for the author/date go? I tried putting it in the main index template but it doesn’t seem to be working.

    Problem here is I do not know what the source for your theme’s index looks like.

    If you need such specific help you’ll have to upload the source of the template to a shared location, say:

    Reply back with the url you get for it.

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